Settlement and Clanship of Wolaitta in Omo River Valley of Ethiopia
Abesha Shirko Lambebo1, Ratnakar Mohapatra2
1Abesha Shirko Lambebo, Ph.D Research Scholar, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Heritage Management, Wolaitta Sodo University, Ethiopia KIIT University, Bhubaneswar (Odisha), India.
2Ratnakar Mohapatra, Assistant Professor, Department of History, KISS, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar (Odisha), India.
Manuscript received on 02 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 October 2019 | PP: 554-560 | Volume-8 Issue-3S October 2019 | Retrieval Number: C11131083S19/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1113.1083S19
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Abstract: The purpose of this article is to asses the settlement and clanship of Wolaitta in Omo River Valley of Ethiopia. The existing evidences do not indicate the settlement and clanship of Wolaitta in Omo River Valley of Ethiopia. The study was conducted through qualitative research method. Both primary and secondary sources were used. Based on the sources, the study proved that Dolla-Woyisha clan has been first born inhabitants of Wolaitta in Omo River Valley, and the study avoids confusion on the settlement and clanship of Wolaitta in Omo River Valley. Thus, early inhabitants known as Dolla-Woyisha clan has been assimilated with the immigrant clan of Tossa-Woyisha which led to the developments of settlement and clanship in Wolaitta. Finally, based on findings, the existence of early clan along with the domestication of crops such as uta (false banana), and Wolaitta-donuwa (Wolaitta-potato) and animals such as so-mehiya (cattle) proves the settlement and clanship of Wolaitta in Omo River Valley of Ethiopia.
Keywords: Settlement, Clanship, Wolaitta, Ethiopia.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences